Is space the place for you? With a hefty amount of moolah, a trip there and back can be all yours. But when the price comes down, traffic into space may make the L.A. freeway look like a back-country lane.
Space is more accessible than it once was, from the development of private commercial flights … to a radical new telescope that makes everyone an astronomer … to mining asteroids for their metals and water to keep humanity humming for a long time.
Plus, move over Russia and America: Why the next words you hear from space may be in Mandarin.
- Leonard David - Space journalist, writer for SPACE.com
- Mario Juric - Astronomer working on data processing for the LSST - the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
- John Lewis - Chemist, professor emeritus of planetary sciences, University of Arizona, chief scientist, Deep Space Industries
- Philip Lubin - Professor of physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
- James Oberg - Retired NASA rocket scientist, space historian, and a self-described space nut